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Routledge History of Photography


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This new series will publish research monographs and edited collections focusing on the history and theory of photography. These original, scholarly books may take an art historical, visual studies, or material studies approach. Interdisciplinary books are encouraged.

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Eroticism and Photography in 1930s French Magazines Risqué Shop Windows

Eroticism and Photography in 1930s French Magazines: Risqué Shop Windows

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Alix Agret
October 21, 2022

Drawing on a panorama of materials from 1930s France, Eroticism and Photography in 1930s French Magazines takes a new approach to studying a certain type of image from a certain type of time. Previously untapped by historians, magazines such as Paris Magazine, Paris Sex Appeal, Pages Folles, Pour ...

How Photography Changed Philosophy

How Photography Changed Philosophy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Daniel Rubinstein
August 12, 2022

By analysing the philosophical lineage of notions of representation, time, being, light, exposure, image, and truth, this book argues that photography is the visual manifestation of the philosophical account of how humans encounter beings in the present. Daniel Rubinstein argues that traditional ...

Diverse Voices in Photographic Albums “These Are Our Stories”

Diverse Voices in Photographic Albums: “These Are Our Stories”

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Mary Trent, Kris Belden-Adams
July 29, 2022

Through a variety of case studies by global scholars from diverse academic fields, this book explores photographic-album practices of historically marginalized figures from a range of time periods, geographic locations, and socio-cultural contexts. Their albums' stories span various racial, ethnic,...

Photography and Political Repressions in Stalin’s Russia Defacing the Enemy

Photography and Political Repressions in Stalin’s Russia: Defacing the Enemy

1st Edition

By Denis Skopin
March 30, 2022

This book is devoted to the phenomenon of removal of people declared "public enemies" from group photographs in Stalin’s Russia. The book is based on long-term empirical research in Russian archives and includes 57 photographs that are exceptional in terms of historical interest: all these images ...

Italian Neorealist Photography Its Legacy and Aftermath

Italian Neorealist Photography: Its Legacy and Aftermath

1st Edition

By Antonella Russo
December 31, 2021

This book offers an analysis of the socio-historical conditions of the rise of postwar Italian photography, considers its practices, and outlines its destiny. Antonella Russo provides an incisive examination of Neorealist photography, delineates its periodization, traces its instances and its ...

Photography in China Science, Commerce and Communication

Photography in China: Science, Commerce and Communication

1st Edition

By Oliver Moore
December 24, 2021

Emphasizing the medium’s reception among several Chinese constituencies, this book explores photography’s impact within new discourses on science, as well as its effects in social life, visual modernity and the media during China’s transition from imperial to republican government. General ...

Visual Culture Approaches to the Selfie

Visual Culture Approaches to the Selfie

1st Edition

Edited By Derek Conrad Murray
November 25, 2021

This collection explores the cultural fascination with social media forms of self-portraiture, "selfies," with a specific interest in online self-imaging strategies in a Western context. This book examines the selfie as a social and technological phenomenon but also engages with digital ...

The Selfie, Temporality, and Contemporary Photography

The Selfie, Temporality, and Contemporary Photography

1st Edition

By Claire Raymond
May 10, 2021

This book is a theoretical examination of the relationship between the face, identity, photography, and temporality, focusing on the temporal episteme of selfie practice. Claire Raymond investigates how the selfie’s involvement with time and self emerges from capitalist ideologies of identity and ...

Hybrid Photography Intermedial Practices in Science and Humanities

Hybrid Photography: Intermedial Practices in Science and Humanities

1st Edition

Edited By Sara Hillnhuetter, Stefanie Klamm, Friedrich Tietjen
April 08, 2021

This book explores the territories where manual, graphic, photographic, and digital techniques interfere and interlace in sciences and humanities. It operates on the assumption that when photography was introduced, it did not oust other methods of image production but rather became part of ever ...

The Image of Environmental Harm in American Social Documentary Photography

The Image of Environmental Harm in American Social Documentary Photography

1st Edition

By Chris Balaschak
March 04, 2021

With an emphasis on photographic works that offer new perspectives on the history of American social documentary, this book considers a history of politically engaged photography that may serve as models for the representation of impending environmental injustices. Chris Balaschak examines ...

Jeff Wall and the Concept of the Picture

Jeff Wall and the Concept of the Picture

1st Edition

By Naomi Merritt
December 31, 2020

This book grapples with fundamental questions about the evolving nature of pictorial representation, and the role photography has played in this ongoing process. These issues are explored through a close analysis of key themes that underpin the photography practice of Canadian artist Jeff Wall and...

The Materiality of Exhibition Photography in the Modernist Era Form, Content, Consequence

The Materiality of Exhibition Photography in the Modernist Era: Form, Content, Consequence

1st Edition

By Laurie Taylor
December 31, 2020

This book challenges the status quo of the materiality of exhibited photographs, by considering examples from the early to mid-twentieth century, when photography’s place in the museum was not only continually questioned but also continually redefined. By taking this historical approach, Laurie ...

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